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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Hesperiidae
Subfamilia: Pyrginae
Tribus: Pyrgini
Genus: Heliopetes
Subgenera (3): Heliopetes; Heliopyrgus; Leucoscirtes.
Speciesː H. alana –H. arsalte –H. americanus –H. chimbo –H. domicella –H. ericetorum –H. laviana –H. libra –H. omrina –H. leucola –H. macaira –H. marginata –H. nivella –H. ochroleuca –H. orbigera –H. petrus – H. purgia –H. sublinea
Name

Heliopetes Billberg, 1820: 81.

Type species: Plebejus niveus Cramer, [1775].
References

Bell, E.L. 1937. New genera and species of Neotropical Hesperiidae with notes on some others (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). American Museum Novitates 914: 1–17. PDF. Reference page.
Billberg, G.J. 1820. Enumeratio insectorum in museo Gust. Joh. Billberg. Stockholm, 138 pp. BHL Reference page.
Cramer, P. 1775–1780. De Uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in der drie Waereld-Deelen Asia, Afrika en America (etc). Amsterdam, Baalde & Utrecht, Parts 1–3. Pt.1 [1775]: xxx+16, 1–132, pls 1–84; [1776]: 133–156, pls 85–96; Pt.2 [1777]: 1–152, pls 97–192; Pt.3 [1779]: 1–104, pls 193–252; [1780]: 105–176, pls 253–288; Pt.4 [1780]: 1–246, pls 289–400. Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1944. An analysis of the genus Heliopetes Billberg (Lepidoptera-Hesperiidae) with genitalia drawings. Entomologist 77: 179–185. Reference page.
Evans, W.H. 1951–55. A Catalogue of the American Hesperiidae in the British Museum. Pt.1 (1951): x+92pp, pls. 1–9; Pt.2 (1952): v.+178pp, pls. 10–25; Pt.3 (1953): v+246pp, pls. 26–53; Pt.4 (1955): v+499pp, pls. 54–88. Reference page.
Hemming, A. F., 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 1967, Suppl. 9: 1-509.Reference page.
Lamas, G. 2004. (ed.) Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In Heppner, J.B. (ed.) Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Vol.5A, Pt.4A. Assn. for Tropical Lepidoptera/Scientific Publishers, Gainesville. 439pp. Reference page.
Li, W., Cong. Q., Shen, J.H., Zhang, J., Hallwachs, W., Janzen, D.H. & Grishin, N.V. 2019. Genomes of skipper butterflies reveal extensive convergence of wing patterns. PNAS 116(13): 6232–6237. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1821304116. Text. SI Appendix. Reference page.

Heliopetes is a Neotropical genus of spread-winged skipper butterflies in the family Hesperiidae.[2][3]
Species

These species belong to the genus Heliopetes:[4]

Heliopetes alana (Reakirt, 1868) (alana white-skipper)
Heliopetes americanus (Blanchard, 1852)
Heliopetes arsalte (Linnaeus, 1758) (veined white-skipper)
Heliopetes chimbo Evans, 1953
Heliopetes domicella (Erichson, 1849) (Erichson's white-skipper)
Heliopetes ericetorum (Boisduval, 1852) (northern white-skipper)
Heliopetes laviana (Hewitson, 1868) (laviana white-skipper)
Heliopetes leucola (Hewitson, 1868)
Heliopetes libra Evans, 1944
Heliopetes macaira (Reakirt, 1867) (Turk's-cap white-skipper)
Heliopetes marginata Hayward, 1940
Heliopetes nivella (Mabille, 1883)
Heliopetes ochroleuca J. Zikán, 1938
Heliopetes omrina (A. Butler, 1870) (stained white-skipper)
Heliopetes orbigera (Mabille, 1888)
Heliopetes petrus (Hübner, [1819])
Heliopetes purgia Schaus, 1902
Heliopetes sublinea Schaus, 1902 (east-mexican white-skipper)

References

Heliopetes at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
"Heliopetes genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2021-09-29.
"Heliopetes". GBIF. Retrieved 2021-09-29.

Li, Wenlin; Cong, Qian; Shen, Jinhui; Zhang, Jing; et al. (2019). "Genomes of skipper butterflies reveal extensive convergence of wing patterns". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116 (13): 6232–6237. doi:10.1073/pnas.1821304116. PMC 6442542. PMID 30877254.

Bell, E.L., 1937: New genera and species of Neotropical Hesperiidae with notes on some others (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). American Museum Novitates 914: 1-17. Full article: [1].
Evans, W.H. 1944: An analysis of the genus Heliopetes Billberg (Lepidoptera-Hesperiidae) with genitalia drawings. Entomol., London, 77: 179-185.
Lamas, G., 2004; Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera; Checklist: Part 4A; Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea.

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